[Average] Settlement Value of a Semi Truck Accident Injury Case

Accidents with big trucks are different from those with smaller vehicles. Because of their size and weight, big trucks can cause an enormous amount of damage, resulting in a high toll in physical suffering and a higher than normal amount of monetary damages. Smaller cars may be unrecognizable after being hit by a larger truck, while the truck suffers a relatively small amount of damage. The height of a semi-truck is also dangerous for vehicles, although there is an attempt … Read More

Is Lane Splitting Legal In Arizona? The Answer May Surprise You

Arizona is one of the best places in the world to ride a motorcycle, with its beautiful scenery, great weather, and well-maintained roads. Riding is much safer if you know the rules, though. In Arizona, all you need to do to operate a motorcycle legally is add a motorcycle endorsement by passing a vision test, a skills test, and a written test, and then pay a fee. Even though the knowledge assessment is important, the test administered by the Motor … Read More

Who’s At Fault After A Left Or Right Turn Car Accident

No matter who may or may not have been at fault, the first thing you need to do if you are involved in an accident is to make sure you are safe. Pull to the side of the road if you are able so that you won’t be in the way of other traffic. Make sure anyone who is injured receives care. A big part of protecting yourself is preserving the evidence, which includes making an accident report, getting witness … Read More

How Long After A Car Accident Can You File A Police Report?

Nobody expects to be in an auto accident, but it can happen to even the most careful and law-abiding drivers. Everyone who has been in a crash remembers the shock and initial fear, followed by other uncomfortable feelings, often including pain and anger. Knowing how traumatic it can be to be involved in an accident makes it even more important to prepare yourself for what can happen and understand the procedures you will need to stay within the rules and … Read More

Arizona’s Most Dangerous Driving Behaviors [Study]

It’s no secret that driving is one of the most dangerous things we do every day. Yet, for many people, this is rarely a thought that crosses their mind. At SGP Law, we’ve worked on countless car accident related cases in the decades we’ve been open as a firm. Because of this, safety while driving is always top of mind. As a reminder to Arizona’s residents of the dangers of driving (and why safe driving habits are so important), we … Read More

What To Do When Your Lawyer Isn’t Communicating With You

Once you have chosen your attorney, you make an appointment and go in for what is probably a free consultation as soon as possible. During your first meeting, you are the most important person in the room, and your new lawyer assures you that he has dealt with these kinds of issues before. You leave the meeting feeling confident that your attorney will handle the legal aspects of your case while you can finally relax, knowing you have someone on … Read More

What To Do When Involved In A Fender Bender With No Police Report

Most of the time when you’re driving, you are just trying to get from one point to another. Getting into even a minor accident is stressful and frustrating, and you probably just want to put it behind you. Once you stop and assess the damage, you might just be relieved when you find out that everyone is okay and there are no injuries. If the other driver agrees, you might think it’s a good idea to go ahead and leave … Read More

Are Car Accident Reports Public Record?

If you have been involved in an accident, the car accident report will be the record that collects all the information from the crash. Even if you don’t intend to become involved in a lawsuit and there are no criminal charges pending, it is important to make sure that the crash report is correct and that the information contained on it is accurate. You may want to get the help of an attorney or a law enforcement officer to look … Read More

Who’s At Fault After A Chain Reaction Car Accident?

A chain reaction car crash is any accident where at least 3 vehicles are involved in the same accident. It usually involves a series of collisions started by one vehicle at some part in the chain, and a chain reaction car crash can actually involve any type of vehicle, including passenger automobiles, motorcycles and 18-wheeler trucks. How Does a Chain Reaction Car Crash Happen? Most chain reaction crashes are rear end crashes. They start with one car crashing into another … Read More

Why You Should Wear A Seatbelt (6 Reasons)

Original automobiles didn’t have seatbelts, but newer vehicles have not just seatbelts but airbags and other devices to protect everyone in an automobile. As cars become more powerful and faster, they paradoxically become safer in many ways too. The government has a vested interest in protecting its citizens, and seatbelts are one important way injuries and damages can be mitigated and even avoided. Seat belts were first required by federal law under Title 49 of the United States Code, Chapter … Read More

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